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Rickie Bishop MCSP SRP
Rickie qualified in 1970 from Bath School of Physiotherapy. After hospital work, she moved to work in a special school in Bexhill-on-Sea where her interest in breathing exercises and rehabilitation for asthma started in 1979 with children. [more]

Aims of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

  • To help breathless people do as much as possible for themselves.
  • To assess exercise tolerance and devise a gentle, progressive exercise programme to improve general fitness.
  • To provide comprehensive advice for self-management of breathing problems, including when to call the doctor or respiratory nurse for help.